The brand’s Creative Director, Andreas Melbostad, said, “The collection is trans-seasonal and flexible,” he said. “It’s summery, but a few pieces will definitely be wearable all year round.”
The Diesel Black Gold Resort 2017 collection featured asymmetrical dresses that rose from the ashes of denim or nylon bombers, leather biker jackets morphed into sexy corsets or were truncated into puffed-up boleros, and the top part of a trench coat received an unmerciful slicing but was promptly resuscitated as a miniskirt.
An early-’90s flair was apparent in the off-the-shoulder feminine silhouette; it contrasted nicely with a masculine shirting theme, which itself added a crisp, light counterpoint to workwear-inspired, substantial fabrications. Sequins were scattered on boyfriend jeans; broderie anglaise and lace were paired with hickory stripe denim or poplin. The same playful assemblage spirit applied to the menswear collection, where volumes were blown up and layering was a strong point. A bomber/biker jacket was worn with inflated parachute nylon trousers, and wide-legged five-pocket palazzo pants came in a thick, bonded trench-inspired fabric. A sweatshirt/parka/bomber contributed to the already lively hybridization conversation; huge embroidered scorpions roamed its surface. “Here at Diesel,” Melbostad said, “we like a bit of danger.”